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Gitta Alpár (1903–1991)

In the 1920s, Budapest-born operetta singer Gitta Alpár appeared on stages from Vienna to Berlin. Although she was extremely popular, she was effectively banned from working after the Nazis took power because of her ‘non-Aryan ancestry’. Alpár left Germany in 1935, going first to Britain and finally to the US, where she was never able to repeat her former success.

This biography is part of the open-air portrait exhibition

 

 

 

References:

Christoph Dompke, Gitta Alpar, in: Hanns-Werner Heister/Peter Petersen (Hg.), Lebenswege von Musikerinnen im „Dritten Reich“ und im Exil, Arbeitsgruppe Exilmusik am Musikwissenschaftlichen Institut der Universität Hamburg, Musik im „Dritten Reich“ und im Exil, Bd. 8, Hamburg  2000, S. 177–195.


Berthold Leimbach,Tondokumente der Kleinkunst und ihre Interpreten 1898–1945, Göttingen 1991.


Kay Weniger, Zwischen Bühne und Baracke. Lexikon der verfolgten Theater-, Film- und Musikkünstler 1933–1945, Berlin 2008.

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    Unter den Linden 7
    10117 Berlin

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